30 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 1,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
SMOLLETT, Tobias George (1721-1771). The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle in which are included Memoirs of a Lady of Quality. London: for the author, and sold by D. Wilson, 1751.
4 volumes, 12° (165 x 96mm). (D2 of vol. III with long tear into text.) Contemporary calf, gilt spines with red and black morocco labels and FFF stamp at foot (spines rubbed, lacking two vol. labels.) Provenance: Francis Ferrand Foljambe (binding). FIRST EDITION of Smollet's only epistolary novel, arguably his greatest work. Ashley V, 185; Rothschild 1910.
The History of Tom Jones the Foundling in his Married State. London: J. Robinson, 1750 [but 1749]. 12° (160 x 95mm). (Some light browning.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, upper joint split). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. An anonymous continuation of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones. STC T116310.
Together with Smollet's Adventures of Roderick Random (London, 1748, 2 vols.), Lawrence Sterne's Sentimentsl Journey through France and Italy (London, 1769, 5 parts in one vol.), and 7 other vols. consisting of one novel and one part novel by Fielding. (15)
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